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USCG Suspend Search for Missing Man in Biscayne Bay

  Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews suspended their search for a burglary suspect in the vicinity of the Rickenbacker Causeway Friday afternoon. At approximately 2 a.

Norman Murray, Petrofac Chairman Quits

  Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities service provider, today announces that Norman Murray, who has been Chairman since May 2011, has resigned from

Dynegy Buys Duke Energy, Energy Capital assets

U.S. power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals totaling $6.

Can Shale Revive China's flagging oil fields?

"I believe and will prove that our country is not deficient in oil reserves. If I can use my 20-year lifetime in exchange for a large oil field, I will." Those comments,

RWE aims to restart British gas-fired power plant by late Oct

RWE plans to restart its 400-megawatt (MW) gas-fired Great Yarmouth Power Station on England's east coast by late October, the company said in a statement on Friday.

German Shipyard FSG Re-organizes Top Management

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) says it will be headed by a new management team from January 1st 2015, details as follows: Current Chief Technology

Bid to Rescue Clyde Shipbuilder Ferguson

Jim McColl, one of Scotland's richest men, has tabled a bid to rescue collapsed Clyde shipbuilder Ferguson and aims to return the yard to its former glory by creating hundreds of jobs,

400 Migrants Rescued by USCG & RBDF

  Coast Guard crews and Royal Bahamian Defence Force (RBDF) rescued more than 400 Haitians illegally migrating in three separate at sea interdictions in the span of 11 days.

Navy CNO Sets Out Annual 'Navigation Plan'

The Navy's top leader has released a detailed plan that highlights the U.S. Navy's intended track and investments for the next 5 fiscal years, informs Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs.

CBP Aircraft Locates Vessel in Distress

  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents assigned to the North Dakota Air Branch have located four people on Red Lake after a call

Country’s Largest Floating Drydock Coming to Portland

The country’s largest floating drydock, the Vigorous, is headed for Portland this weekend. The drydock, a piece of equipment used to lift vessels as large as cruise ships out of the water,

Lithuania, Poland Seek EU Gasline Funding

Lithuania and Poland have asked the European Union to cover up to 75 percent of the costs of a gas link between the two countries, their national gas grid companies said on Thursday.

Lithuania Inks First Statoil LNG Deal

Lithuania seeks to cut dependence on Russia; Statoil to supply 0.54 bcm of gas per year. This will cover about 20 pct of Lithuania's demand. Lithuania signed

DNO Eyes First Kurdistan Crude Shipment

Norwegian firm DNO expects its first shipment of oil from Kurdistan to be sold on the international market by the end of the year and said it was committed to its

Japan: Nuclear Power Price Guarantees Possible

Japan will consider guaranteeing prices for electricity generated by nuclear plants to help the country's struggling utilities, which have lost about $35 billion

Second Tanker Awaits Lifting Opportunity at Libya Port

A second tanker is waiting to load oil at Libya's Es Sider port, state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Thursday, as the country's biggest crude export terminal

Siemens Wins 650 mln Euro Wind Turbine Order

German engineering group Siemens said on Thursday it won a wind turbine order worth almost 650 million euros ($862 million) from Norwegian utilities Statoil and Statkraft.

China Walks Tightrope over Natural Gas Prices

China's natural gas dilemma was neatly illustrated by two recent announcements, the first a price increase and the second the closing of two gas-processing plants.

USCG Rescue Fisherman from Western Lake Erie

  The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman from western Lake Erie after he launched an emergency distress flare Wednesday afternoon, near South Bass Island, Ohio. The

RN Diving Expert Chris Baldwin Joins IMCA

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Secretariat says that Chris Baldwin has joined its team as a Technical Adviser following a short secondment from the Royal Navy.

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